GOLD COAST
Last update: 26th February, 2017
1921-24 KGV, SG 86-102
GC200 d to 2, complete set of 13 values overprinted 'SPECIMEN'. Very fine fresh mint, scarce group as it was distributed in at least four parts. SG86s-102s £400
GC201 15/- dull purple and green, die I, overprinted 'SPECIMEN'. Very fine mint. SG 100s £90
GC202 15/- dull purple and green, die II, overprinted 'SPECIMEN'. Very fine mint. SG 100as £80
AM231 1924 KGV 15/- dull purple and green, Die II. HORIZONTAL PAIR OVERPRINTED 'SPECIMEN' (Samuel type D16), very fine and fresh mint. A rare multiple. SG 100as £250
GC212 1d red, lower marginal plate '10' example. Superb mint. SG 88 £5
GC387 15/- dull purple and green, die II. Very fine unmounted. SG 100a £200
GC250 15/- dull purple and green, die II, upper left corner copy. Marginal perfs. parted, stamp superb unmounted. SG 100a £200
AM229 1924 KGV 15/- dull purple and green, Die II. Block of four, a few perforations separating at top otherwise very fine or superb mint (barest trace of a hinge on upper pair, the lower is unmounted mint). A very scarce multiple. SG 100a £550
1928 KGV, SG 103-112
GC255 Colour trial, in pale brown denominated at '3d', imperforate on gummed paper. £70
GC257 Colour trial, in pale brown denominated at '3d', horizontal pair imperforate on gummed paper. £140
GC260 d to 5/-, complete set of ten values overprinted 'SPECIMEN'. Either horizontal or vertical pairs except the 2d which is a single, the 1d and 3d as two singles. Minor tones, fine unmounted. SG 103s-112s £300
GC261 d to 5/-, complete set of ten values. Very fine mint. SG 103-112 £65
GC389 1/-, 2/- and 5/-, three values very fine mint. SG 110-112 £70
GC263 d to 5/-, complete set of ten values. Very fine used. SG 103-112 £35
GC264 1d red-brown, lower marginal horizontal pair across the vertical interpanneau margin. Stamps superb unmounted. SG 104 £8
1935 KGV Silver Jubilee, SG 113-116
GC267 1d to 1/-, complete set perforated 'SPECIMEN'. Very fine fresh mint. SG 113s-116s £100
GC268 1d to 1/-, complete set very fine used. SG 113-116 £40
1937 KGVI Coronation, SG 117-119
GC297 1d to 3d, complete set perforated 'SPECIMEN'. Very fine mint. SG 117s-119s £75
1938 - 44 KGVI definitive, SG 120-132
AM448 1938-41 KGVI definitives complete set of 13 perforated SPECIMEN (Samuel type B9). Hinge remainders, otherwise very fine. A scarce set. SG 120s-132s £325
GC299 1940-43 KGVI d to 10/-, complete set of 13 values, comb perf. 12 x 11 or 11 x 12. Blocks of four, superb mint or unmounted. SG 120a-132 £90
GC459 1940-43 KGVI d to 10/-, complete set of 13 values, comb perf. 12 x 11 or 11 x 12. Blocks of four, all marginal mostly corner. Superb unmounted. SG 120a-132 £120
GC460 1940-43 KGVI d to 10/-, complete set of 13 values, comb perf. 12 x 11 or 11 x 12. Blocks of four plus additional blocks of all except the 4d and 10/-, differing shades / papers, a total of 40 in all. Odd hinge mark and some earlier printings with brownish gum, otherwise unmounted. A most attractive group. SG 120a-132 £200
GC463 1939-43 KGVI d x 2, 1d x 2, 1d x 2, 3d x three, 4d x 2, 6d x 2 and 9d, comb perfs. 12 x 11. Each a differing shade / paper and each a lower marginal block of four showing imprint in margins. Very fine or superb unmounted. SG 120a, 121a, 122a, 124a, 125a, 126a, 127a £45
GC465 1938 KGVI d green, line perf. 12. Lower marginal pair showing imprint in margin. Very fine unmounted. Uncommon. SG 120 £30
GC466 1938 KGVI 1d red-brown, line perf. 12. Lower marginal pair showing imprint in margin. Crease in margin, very fine unmounted. Uncommon. SG 121 £35
GC467 1938 KGVI 1d scarlet, line perf. 12. Lower marginal pair showing imprint in margin. Superb unmounted. Uncommon. SG 122 £50
AA3535 1940 KGVI 2d slate, comb perf. 12 x 11 . Lower right corner block of four showing plate '2a' in margin. Superb unmounted. SG 123a £5
AA3537 1940 KGVI 2d slate, comb perf. 12 x 11 . Lower marginal block of four showing imprint in margin. Superb used centrally cancelled 'KPANDU'. SG 123a £5
GC468 1938 KGVI 3d blue, line perf. 12. Lower marginal pair showing imprint in margin. Superb unmounted. Uncommon. SG 124 £25
AA3533 1940 KGVI 3d blue, comb perf. 12 x 11. Showing curious vertical band of ink smudging running through. Superb unmounted. SG 124a var. £15
AA3538 1940 KGVI 3d blue, comb perf. 12 x 11 . Lower marginal block of four showing imprint in margin. Superb used centrally cancelled 'KPANDU'. SG 124a £8
GC469 1938 KGVI 6d purple, line perf. 12. Lower marginal pair showing imprint in margin. Superb unmounted. Uncommon. SG 126 £60
AA3534 1938 KGVI 9d orange, line perf. 12. Superb unmounted. Difficult. SG 127 £9
GC470 1938 KGVI 9d orange, line perf. 12. Lower marginal pair showing imprint in margin. Superb unmounted. Uncommon. SG 127 £25
GC471 1941 KGVI 1/3 brown and turquoise-blue. Lower right corner block of four showing frame plate '1a' in margin. Light browning affecting lower pair, unmounted. SG 129 £10
GC392 1940 KGVI 10/- black and violet, upper marginal block of four. Faults in margin, stamps very fine unmounted. SG 132 £40
GC484 1940 KGVI 10/- black and violet, lower marginal block of four showing imprint in margin. Very fine unmounted. Uncommon. SG 132 £75
GC472 1940 KGVI 10/- black and violet. Lower right corner block of four showing frame plate '1' in margin. Some browning on reverse, unmounted. Uncommon. SG 132 £30
AM191 1940 KGVI 10/- black and violet, block of four, very fine used with REGISTERED / ACCRA (6 JUL 45) oval datestamps. A scarce multiple. SG 132 £80
1946 KGVI Victory, SG 133-134a
GC302 Set perforated 'SPECIMEN'. Very fine unmounted. SG133s-134s £85
GC303 Set in plate blocks of four, 2d '1A', '1B', '85A', '85B' and 4d '1', '86'. Very fine mint or unmounted. Attractive group. SG 133-134 £25
GC439 2d perf. 13 x 14, lower marginal. Superb unmounted. SG 133 £18
GC394 2d perf. 13 x 14, block of four. Superb unmounted. SG 133 £70
GC304 2d perf. 13 x 14, plate '1A' block of four. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG 133 £50
GC305 2d perf. 13 x 14, plate '85A' block of four. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG 133 £50
GC306 4d perf. 13 x 14, plate '1' block of four. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG 134 £8
GC307 4d perf. 13 x 14, plate '86' block of four. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG 134 £8
1948 KGVI definitive, SG 135-146
GC405 d to 10/-, complete set of 12 values superb unmounted. SG 135-146 £60
GC455 d to 10/-, complete set of 12 values superb unmounted. A number marginal apparently with printing dates noted on margins. SG 135-146 £60
GC308 d to 10/-, complete set of 12 values perforated 'SPECIMEN'. Very fine mint. SG 135s-146s £225
GC309 d to 10/-, complete set of 12 values, blocks of four. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG 135-146 £200
GC311 1d blue, vertical coil strip of three showing join at top. Some gum / join staining, fine unmounted. Scarce. SG 136 coil join £45
GC397 5/- purple and black. Superb unmounted. SG 145 £38
GC312 10/- black and sage-green, block of four. Superb used. SG 146 £35
1948 KGVI Royal Silver Wedding, SG 147-148
GC486 Set of two, very fine unmounted. SG 147-148 £28
AM187 Set in blocks of four, superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 147-148 £100
GC314 Set in lower marginal blocks of four, 10/- with full imprint. Superb unmounted. SG 147-148 £180
GC409 Set in matching lower right corner blocks of eight, showing plates '1' in margin and imprint. Superb unmounted, uncommon in this format. SG 147-148 £375
GC316 Set superb used. SG 147-148 £30
GC395 Set superb used, each on piece cancelled 'CHRISTIANSBORG'. SG 147-148 £35
1949 U.P.U. SG 149-152
GC318 Set in blocks of four, 2d and 1/- lower right corner cylinder '1'. Very fine mint or unmounted. SG 149-152 £8
1952-54 QEII definitive, SG 153-164
GC319 d and 1d, both values in vertical coil strips of 12 showing coil joins. Superb unmounted, uncommon. SG 153, 154 coil joins £40
AM469 1952-54 QEII complete set of 12. Ten sets in mainly marginal blocks (2x5 or 5x2) apart from the 1d which is an irregular shape and the 2/- which is in a block of 8 (with full imprint) and a pair. The 5/- is in a block of 12 (2x6) showing most of the imprint at base. All are superb fresh unmounted mint. SG 153-164 £600
GC398 2/-, 5/- and 10/-, superb unmounted. SG 162-164 £45
GC399 5/- and 10/-, superb unmounted. SG 163-164 £35
GC400 10/- black and olive-green. Very fine unmounted. SG 164 £16
GC401 5/- and 10/-, fine used. SG 163-164 £15
GC319a 10/- black and olive-green in combination with 4d on piece, superb used. SG 164, 159 £10
AA1315 10/- black and olive-green. Block of four, very fine used with neat registered circular datestamps (20 Apr 1956). Scarce. SG 164 £35
AA1474 10/-, block of four, very fine used with light circular datestamps. Scarce. SG 164 £35
AA1382 GHANA 1957 QEII d and 1d Independence overprints, each in a coil join vertical pair. Superb unmounted, uncommon. SG 170, 171 coil joins £15
1916 2/- Booklet, SG SB1
1923 Postage Dues, SG D1-D4
GC320 d to 3d, complete set of four overprinted 'SPECIMEN' in red. Very fine fresh mint. SG D1s-D4s £65
GC322 d to 3d, complete set of four, very fine mint. SG D1-D4 £35
GC323 d to 3d, complete set of four, superb unmounted. SG D1-D4 £55
GC324 d to 3d, complete set of four, very fine used. A scarce set correctly used. SG D1-D4 £110
GC325 d, very fine used. Scarce. SG D1 £100
1951-52 Postage Dues, SG D5-D8
GC326 2d to 1/-, complete set of four, superb unmounted. SG D5-D8 £8
GC327 3d, superb used. SG D6 £20
GC328 1/-, showing 'upright stroke' variety, left stamp in a right marginal pair. Superb unmounted. SG D8c £15
POSTAL HISTORY
GC330 1896 27th April, GB 2d registered envelope overprinted 'GOLD COAST COLONY, bearing QV 2d keytype (SG 14), cancelled 'APRAM', another alongside, sent registered to Hamburg. Endorsed 'Via Accra' with transit datestamp of the 28th April, Liverpool of the 25th May and Hamburg arrival dated 26th May. £60
GC331 1897 26th August, cover bearing QV 2d keytype (SG 14), cancelled indistinct barred oval with 'CAPE COAST' datestamp alongside, to England. Crisp red 'PAID / LIVERPOOL / BR PACKET' 19th September arrival datestamp. £75
GC332 1898 3rd October, QV 1d keytype Post Card, cancelled '556' barred oval and 'CAPE COAST' datestamp below, addressed to Switzerland. Red 'PAID / LIVERPOOL / BR PACKET' 23 October transit and 'ZUG' 24th October arrival strikes. £45
GC335 1900 6th May, QV d keytype Post Card uprated with QV d keytype (SG 26), cancelled 'ACCRA', addressed to Switzerland. 'MOUTIER' (26th May) arrival datestamp. £60
GC338 1903 10th August, cover bearing KEVII 1d x three (SG 39), cancelled 'CAPE COAST', sent registered to London. Arrival backstamp dated 26th August. £75
GC339 1906 19th November, cover bearing KEVII 1d (SG 39), cancelled 'OBUASSI', addressed to London. £65
GC453 1918 9th May, cover bearing KGV 1d plus additional overprinted 'WAR TAX / ONE PENNY' (SG 72a, 85), each cancelled 'SECCONDEE (crown) 9 MAY 1918', prior to the issue date as stated in SG. Addressed to England and endorsed 'S.S. Uembe / 9.5.18'. Apparently this is the cover mentioned in 'The Postal Services of the Gold Coast' Michael Ensor. Unusual. £110
GC340 1918 23rd August, printed 'ON HIS MAJESTY'S SERVICE' cover, bearing KGV d, 2d and pair 'WAR TAX / ONE PENNY' (SG 70, 76, 85), cancelled 'ACCRA' addressed to France. Attractive. £85
GC341 1918 18th November, cover bearing KGV 1d and 'WAR TAX / ONE PENNY' (SG 71, 85), cancelled 'AKUSE', addressed to London. Countersigned lower left. £70
GC342 1926 26th January, cover bearing KGV 1d x four (SG 87), cancelled 'REGISTERED / KOFORIDUA, GOLD COAST', sent registered with printed label, to England. Arrival backstamp dated 13th February. £45
AA404 19301st March, KGV 3d registered postal stationery envelope addressed to England, cancelled KPANDU GOLD COAST (1 Mar) with blue on white KPANDU (TOGO) registration etiquette. Oval Accra (8 Mar) registration datestamp on reverse. £70
GC345 1930 22nd April, cover bearing KGV 1d (SG 104), cancelled 'SUNYANI' addressed to New York. Underpaid end endorsed 'T 10c' and struck black 'T' cachet, then with US 'NEW YORK / DUE 2 CENTS' cachet lower left. Apparently no further action taken. £45
GC343 1934 27th January, home-made envelope bearing KGV d (SG 103), cancelled 'AXIM', addressed to London. Underpaid and struck with black boxed 'Liable to Letter Rate / 89' cachet lower left, then applied with 3d GB due, cancelled on the 19th February. Lovely. £65
GC344 1937 24th December, printed AIR MAIL cover bearing KGV 6d (SG 109), cancelled 'KUMASI', addressed to Liverpool. £25
GC346 1938 18th February, printed Airmail cover bearing KGV 1/- (SG 110), cancelled 'TAKORADI', addressed to Ehgland. £25
AA659 1940 16th April, cover sent registered airmail to Scotland, bearing (on the reverse) KGVI 6d (x 3, SG 126a) tied by NAVRONGO (16 Apr) double circle datestamps with additional strike on the front along with NAVRONGO registration label and PASSED BY CENSOR / 9 / GOLD COAST cachet struck in red. With KUMASI (25 Apr) and ACCRA (26 Apr) oval transit registration strikes on the reverse. £18
GC347 1946 3rd April, cover bearing KGVI 1/3 (SG 129), cancelled 'TAKORADI', sent airmail to Liverpool. £25
GC350 1951 17th January, cover bearing KGVI 1d strip of three COIL STAMPS (SG 136 coils), plus two cut-outs from KGVI 6d Airletters, cancelled 'JAMESTOWN / ACCRA', sent airmail to England. Most unusual. £75
AA661 1951 5th March, cover sent registered airmail to England, bearing KGVI 3d and 1/- (SG 140, 143) tied by ABOSO REGISTERED (5 Mar) large double oval datestamps with additional very fine strikes on the reverse. Printed ABOSO registration label. £15
AA662 1951 10th April, cover to England endorsed Air Mail, bearing KGVI 1/- (SG 143) tied by KETA (10 Apr) double circle datestamp. Edge tear at top. £12
GC351 1951 26th April, cover bearing KGVI 1/- (SG 143), cancelled 'SUHUM', sent airmail to London. £25
GC352 1953 28th March, cover bearing KGVI 3d and 1/- (SG 140, 143), cancelled 'MAMPONG ASHANTI', sent registered to Scotland. £35
AA665 1953 8th October, cover sent airmail to England, bearing KGVI 1/- and QEII 3d and 1/- (SG 143, 158) each tied by fine strikes of SUNYANI (8 Oct) double circle datestamps. Few edge tears. £15
AA666 1953 21st July, cover sent registered airmail to England, bearing KGVI 1d and 1/- (SG 136, 143) on the front and strip of three QEII Coronation (SG 165) on the reverse, all tied by clear REGISTERED / PRESTEA GOLD COAST (21 Jul) double oval datestamps. Some pinhole damage at lower right (clear of adhesives). £15
AA667 1954 27th May, cover sent registered airmail to England, bearing QEII 1d, 6d & 1/- (SG 154, 160/1) all tied by MINISTRY B O (27 May) double circle datestamps with additional strikes on the reverse. £15
POSTAL HISTORY / postages dues
GC355 1957 18th July, cover bearing QEII d Independence overprint, cancelled 'ACCRA' locally addressed. Underpaid and struck with black circular 'T' cachet, then applied with 1d postage due cancelled on the 27th July. Attractive. £40
POSTAL STATIONERY
GC356 QV 1d keytype envelope. Very fine unused. £20
GC357 QV 1d keytype envelope, overprinted 'SPECIMEN'. Very fine. £30
GC358 QV 1d keytype Post Card, overprinted 'SPECIMEN'. Very fine. £30
GC359 KEVII 1d envelope, overprinted 'SPECIMEN'. Very fine. £30
GC360 KEVII 2d long registered envelope, overprinted 'SPECIMEN'. Very fine. £45
GC361 KEVII coloured embossed Post Card depicting the current KEVII issues d to 20/-. Very fine unused. £25
GC362 KGV d Post Card, overprinted 'SPECIMEN'. Very fine. £30
GC363 KGV 1d envelope, overprinted 'SPECIMEN'. Very fine. £30
GC365 1928 KGV 1d envelope. Very fine unused. £20
GC366 1928 KGV 1d envelope, overprinted 'SPECIMEN'. Very fine unused. £30
GC475 1948 KGVI 6d Air Letter (four lines of text upper left), overprinted 'SPECIMEN'. Very fine. £45
GC478 1948 KGVI 6d Air Letter (four lines of text upper left). Apparently four different printings / papers. Very fine unused. £20
GC479 c1950 KGVI 6d Air Letter (five lines of text upper left). Apparently two different printings, very fine unused. £15
GC480 1952 15th January, KGVI Air Letter (four lines of text upper left), used and cancelled 'MPRAESO' addressed to Germany. Fine and clean. £10
GC476 1954 QEII 6d Aerogramme, overprinted 'SPECIMEN' in red and additionally the indicium perforated with curved 'SPECIMEN' (Samuel type B9), ex. the Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co. archive. Scarce. £75
GC477 1956 QEII 6d Aerogramme, overprinted 'SPECIMEN' in red and additionally the indicium perforated with curved 'SPECIMEN' (Samuel type B9), ex. the Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co. archive. Scarce. £75
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